According to the newspaper, international companies such as Sky, British bank NatWest, Scottish Power and Hitachi, Microsoft and GSK complained about poor organization and the lack of experience of officials appointed by the UK government to deal with the firms that they would contribute. To finance the conference.
An unnamed source quoted by The Guardian assured that the sponsors sent a letter to the organizers expressing their dismay at the misinformation about the manner of the event and the places allotted to promote itself.
He said that he had an extra year to prepare for COP26 due to Covid-19, but it seems that the time was not used well, and it seems that everything is being arranged at the last minute. Yes, he said.
Although the global organization of climate change conferences is the responsibility of the United Nations, the host country’s government takes care of the logistics around the event.
In the case of the United Kingdom, private sector sponsorship would help cover security costs, which according to The Guardian would amount to around £250 million sterling ($343 million).
COP26, which was supposed to be held in 2020 but was suspended due to the pandemic, will take place in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November.
The climate conference is seen as one of the last opportunities for world leaders, and especially representatives of industrialized countries, to embrace more ambitious goals that would reduce carbon gas emissions to zero by 2050.
The developed world is also expected to guarantee the funding needed to help poor countries combat climate change and cope with its effects.
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